Reviews and Problems with Professor Layton and the Curious Village
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Awaited this strategy game (love) with great anticipation but alas...unlike many others, I haven't quite caught on...
14 January 2012
Summary: Awaited this strategy game (love) with great anticipation but alas...unlike many others, I haven't quite caught on...(wow? really?) Found it slow moving boring almost... must have another look and revisit this review.
Summary: I bought this game because it got great reviews and some people had it on their lists for their 6-7 year old. Well, this game is WAY TOO ADVANCED for a 6 year old... more like 16! It requires geometry, etc for some of the puzzles! And, my daughter is no dummy... she has actually been tested as 'gifted.' So, please DON'T PURCHASE THIS FOR LITTLE KIDS!!! We'll have to set it aside for years! It just ended up being frustrating for her!
Summary: If you are expecting a great detective story, look somewhere else. I felt this is too predictable and plain. I thought some of the quizzes are too rubbish to be considered quizzes. Finding hint coins is cumbersome especially the same call-outs pop up all the time when you click the background. Overall, you can reach the ending with no problem and it is a pretty short game. I was a little bit disappointed but it was good game.
Summary: I bought this Professor Layton and the Curious Village because I like puzzles and it was featured on a TV commercial geared at adult Nintendo DS owners (like me). I was originally going to purchase the other "Professor Layton" game at the same time and then thought better of it and I am glad that I didn't. I like puzzle games, but this one was strange. I seemed that right off the bat,some puzzles were very frustrating and the "hints were NOT THAT helpful.
Summary: I absolutely loved this game!!!! I played it as much as I could the first few days. And that was it because it ended soooo fast! I wanted it to keep going. I'm really disappointed that it provided about 8 hours of play. And its not a game you can play again. Borrow it or buy it used because for the money it doesn't provide a lot of hours of enjoyment. But do play it because it is my all time favorite ds game!
Summary: I was excited to start this game and thought the mystery would last for a while, at least more than a week of playing. Unfortunately, after the mystery is solved, all you're left with are the puzzles, which actually get really annoying after a while. Also, the mystery practically solves itself. There's no real thinking involved in solving the game, just the puzzles.
Summary: Well, well, it stays behind its potential, this little game. At first, the evolving story seems magnificent, but then it declines into "Oh wait, another puzzle first". A creative way of packaging puzzles into a story, but the puzzles are often a little dull. Enjoy to pass time, like when you cannot sleep, but not to get excitement out of it. Importantly, though, here we have a game that needs brain and does not need violence to entertain. The decent character of Dr.
Summary: Rather than a game, this is a collection of 135 basic puzzles and trivial puzzles that only sound hard. The puzzles are unlocked sequentially by clicking through the linear story. It is marketed as some kind of detective/mystery/adventure game, but it's not. The story actually just plays by itself, and you answer the puzzles. The trivial variety puzzle uses arbitrary wordplay or ambiguous definitions.
Summary: I love most of this game -- the story, the translation, the music and voice acting, the artwork, the fact that if you can read and hold the stylus, you can play it. If I love it, why do I only give it an overall 3 stars? Because the puzzles themselves are deeply unbalanced. The game has a difficulty-rating system (called picarats) which purports to tell you how hard the various puzzles are, ranging from 10/90 to 90/90.
Professor Layton and The Curious Village (DS): Just call me Hercule Poirot
8 September 2013
Summary: Released in 2008 by publisher and developer Level-5, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is the first in a trilogy of games. With an influx of the puzzle/work your brain games on the DS, this one took a different take on the genre. But could there strong narrative theme mixed with puzzles hit the spot? Story: We join Professor Layton and his child side kick, Luke, on a mission to unravel the mystery of the golden apple.
Pros: Nice looking visuals and good use of the stylus
Cons: Audio, some puzzles really hard and annoying